Raiders GM Mike Mayock said he views Carr as a franchise quarterback, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Entering the second season of a five-year, $125 million extension, Carr seems to have support from both Mayock and coach Jon Gruden, though they could change their tune if the soon-to-be 28-year-old struggles in 2019. The Raiders could've escaped Carr's contract without much pain if they'd released him shortly after the Super Bowl, but his $19.9 million base salary became guaranteed when he was still on the roster three days after the end of the season, per overthecap.com. The decision essentially locks Carr in as the starter for 2019, albeit with a contract that allows the team to reevaluate on a year-to-year basis. The Raiders have a plethora of draft picks and cap space to improve the team around Carr this offseason. Feb 27 10:47 am (EST)
- Coach Jon Gruden suggested Carr will return as the Raiders' starting quarterback in 2019, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports. "Look, you throw for 4,000 yards in the NFL with what [Carr]'s been through, it's quite a year, quite a year indeed," Gruden said Sunday. "A new system, young tackles, inside three guards are all gone, receivers are coming and going. A new feature back. He did some really good things to build upon. We need to get better around him and I've got to get better myself."
- Carr completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 185 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
- Carr completed 19 of 26 attempts for 167 yards during Monday's 27-14 win against Denver. All Derek Carr News
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